...Here are the winners:
In every field we are fast gaining ground,
In the world arena our standing is sound.
Suffice it to say,
We’re holding sway,
Even in numbers our growth is unbound!
15th August, 1947 till date - Cumulative news made by the Indian populace underscoring India’s phenomenal growth in science, technology, education, sports, entertainment industry, arts and culture, economic prowess… and, of course, population!
M. F. Hussain at painting is an ace,
Oh his colours, his brushwork, his grace,
He's also no prude,
And paints Goddesses in the nude,
Making saffron critics go red in the face!
February 2006 and May 1998 - Members of some Right-wing parties protested against the depiction of Hindu Goddesses in the nude by the eminent painter M.F. Hussain. Unfortunately their protests became violent and included vandalizing the artist's studio.
With his distinctive stutter
He sets girlish hearts aflutter.
But as "Don" will attest,
Shah Rukh's at his best
Playing a homicidal nutter.
2007 - Shah Rukh Khan played the lead role in Farhan Akhtar’s remake of Don.
...And now, we come to the special Newsmericks Award of Merit, that we are giving to a limerick of our choice. We considered various parameters while selecting our winner, namely rhyme, meter, content, as well as the smile on Inkspot's face while reading it :D
It isn't considered good manners
To shout, jump with joy and wave banners.
But when Kapil and band,
Returned World Cup in hand,
Which red-blooded Indian could ban us?
Heartiest Congratulations to all the winners! You will be getting your prizes soon.
You can read some of the short-listed entries here